NBA Hall Of Famer and Atlanta Hawks legend, Dominique Wilkins, called into Ryan Cameron Uncensored on Majic 1075/975 (WAMJ/Atlanta) with his girlfriend, Sharon Chambers, to describe the incident at Le Bilboquet restaurant in Buckhead.
Wilkins told Ryan Cameron that he and Chambers were denied entry to the upscale Buckhead eatery because of racism. In the photo above, Chamber is seen talking to the manager at the door of the restaurant.
"I was dressed very appropriate... very elegantly," Wilkins said. "I was dressed better than half the guys who was in there." He described "white guys" coming in wearing shorts, sneakers and t-shirts."
Despite the restaurant's sincere apology on Sunday and Monday, Wilkins said he will never go back to their establishment ever again.
During the interview, LeBiloquet issued an updated statement, saying they would be "re-evaluating the dress code" and mandate employees to take diversity training.
"We sincerely apologize to Dominique Wilkins for the events that occurred on May 22. No patron of our restaurants should be made to feel unwelcome or less than, and for that we are deeply sorry. It was never our intention to make Mr. Wilkins – or anyone else for that matter – feel that way at our restaurant."
The statement goes on to say employees will be required to take diversity, equity and inclusion training and "require it as part of our employee onboarding process moving forward."
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The post didn't share his cause of death or what they meant by "We continue the fight."
Nigerian-born and raised in New Jersey, Chi Modu's best known photographs include an iconic black-and-white image of a shirtless Tupac Shakur with his hands raised to his head while holding a lit cigarette.
He also photographed Mobb Deep stars Prodigy and Havoc for the cover of their 1995 album, The Infamous.
As director of photography for rap magazine The Source, Chi shot more than 30 covers and numerous photo layouts.
His work also appeared in Rolling Stone magazine and The New York Times.
He published his book of never-before-seen photos, uncategorized, in 2016.
Russell Simmons is suing his ex-wife Kimora Lee for allegedly using his company stock to pay her husband Tim Leissner's bail and legal bills.
In the complaint, Simmons accused both Lee and Leissner of breach of contract, fraudulent concealment and breach of confidential relations, among other charges.
Simmons alleges that he, Lee and Leissner entered into a business arrangement in 2016 when they joined his investment company Nu Horizons.
He said Nu Horizons made "considerable investments" in the "tens of millions of dollars" to Celsius Holdings, Inc. - a publicly traded energy fitness drink company.
The lawsuit alleges that when Leissner was arrested on money laundering charges in 2017, he and Lee "conspired" to "fraudulently transfer" almost 4 million Celsius shares to themselves.
They then allegedly sold the stocks to pay defense lawyers to represent Leissner. The couple is pictured with their son, Wolfe, in 2015.
Leissner pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy to commit money laundering for the theft of billions of dollars from Malaysian wealth fund 1MDB in 2018. In order to avoid jail time, he agreed to forfeit nearly $44 million, reported Forbes.
Simmons' lawsuit reads:
"Awaiting his plea deal and sentencing, Defendants Leissner and Lee, knowing full well that they would be required to pay tens of millions for bail and possible victim compensation, conspired and effectuated... an unlawful fraudulent scheme."
Simmons claims he didn't discover the fraud until July 2019. He asked Lee and Leissner to settle the matter out of court and return the shares, as well as pay punitive damages and attorney costs, but they apparently refused.
An attorney representing Lee and Leissner called the lawsuit "baseless".
"We tested for bias before shipping the model & didn't find evidence of racial or gender bias in our testing," a Twitter engineer wrote. "But it's clear that we've got more analysis to do. We'll continue to share what we learn, what actions we take, & will open source it so others can review and replicate."
The statement was in response to a 2020 post comparing two images of Barack Obama and Sen. Mitch McConnell.
In both examples, the Twitter algorithm favored the senator over the former president -- even though their positions are switched in the two photos.
A former Secret Service agent was honored to serve as Michelle Obama's protector, but one aspect of her job troubled her.
Evy Poumpouras told Insider that she "could do nothing" when witnessing racist comments or signs targeting the former first lady.
Poumpouras served as Mrs. Obama's Secret Service agent during Michelle and Barack Obama's time at the White House. She also protected George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush during her 12 years in the secret service, according to Insider.
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In her 2020 memoir, "Becoming Bulletproof," Poumpouras recalled feeling "outraged" when people hurled racist slurs or directed a racist sign at the former first lady.
"As the first Black First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Obama had to withstand certain kinds of disparagement that none of her predecessors ever faced," Poumpouras wrote. "I was on her protective detail when we were driving to a school to deliver a speech; we passed someone on a bridge holding up a shockingly racist sign directed at her."
"I remember feeling outraged -- after all, it was part of our job to protect the first family mentally as well as physically. But if the First Lady saw the sign, she gave no indication of it," she added.
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Poumpouras told Insider there was "no protocol" in place to deal with Americans who expressed their freedom of speech.
"I could do nothing," she told Insider. "There's freedom of speech in the United States, and even if I personally feel that speech is wrong, the law doesn't give me the power to take that person's speech away."
Actor Ricky Schroder has apologized for his tirade at a Costco supervisor for denying him entrance to a store without a face mask over the weekend.
The former child star filmed his rant toward the supervisor, named Jason, after he was denied entry into the California store without a mask. Schroder reminded Jason that the corporate office dropped the mask mandate on Friday. But Jason didn't budge. He informed Schroder that California law still mandates masks.
Schroder called for a boycott of all Costco stores in California. His video went viral on Sunday, with many social media users choosing sides.
The conservative actor now admits he may have gone too far. In a follow-up video he apologized to Jason, who was only following store policy.
"Jason, nothing personal. I'm not upset with you or anybody in the position like you have, who works for a living," the former NYPD Blue star said. "I understand you were following your laws and rules. I was trying to make a point to the corporate overlords and I'm sorry that I had to use you to do it. And if I hurt your feelings, I apologize."
But he made it clear he's not softening his anti-mask stance, adding, "I want us all to go back to the way it was. I don't want this COVID reality they want, these COVID passports. I just don't want it. And neither should you."
Last November, it was revealed that the "Silver Spoons" star helped bail out Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who fatally shot two armed protesters during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin last summer.
Snoop Dogg's daughter, Cori Broadus, opened up about having suicidal thoughts in a post on Instagram over the weekend.
Cori, 21, shared a series of photos that show her having a romantic seaside picnic with a friend.
In the post caption, Cori explained that she nearly took her own life in the last few weeks. She said her family and social media followers gave her "a purpose to live & helped me realize Iife is much more than materialistic things..."
"The last few weeks my mental has not been so great at one point I tried to end my life but you & my family really give me a purpose to live & helped me realize Iife is much more than materialistic things & you gotta just keep pushing through the bullshit. THANK YOU... #mentalhealthawareness."
Although Cori changed her mind about ending her life, she is not out of the woods yet.
Mental health experts say most people who have suicidal thoughts do not go on to attempt suicide. But suicidal ideations are a risk factor for suicide.
Expressing suicidal thoughts publicly means they may already be in the planning stage, and intervention is necessary.
Cori, 2nd from left, is pictured with her father Snoop Dogg, her mom Shante Broadus, right, and brother Cordell Broadus, left, at the ceremony honoring Snoop Dogg with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 19, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
Cori followed in her father's footsteps by recording a single titled "Do My Thang" in 2011. Snoop was featured on her single "Daddy's Girl" and she and rapper Drake were both featured on Snoop's No Guns Allowed album.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. A trained crisis worker is available 24/7.
Amanda, a drug addict who was featured in the YouTube series "Soft White Underbelly" has passed away at an in-patient drug treatment center.
Her cause of death was not disclosed. A drug relapse and self-harm have been ruled out. She was 25.
A drug toxicology report revealed she had only Tylenol in her system.
Amanda was featured in the web series discussing her cocaine addiction and her struggle to stay clean. Her death was confirmed in a video posted by the channel on May 15.
The video was captioned: "Soft White Underbelly interview with Lima and Amanda's father, Larry who speak about the tragic passing of Amanda this week."
In the video, therapist Lima Jevremovic says she believes that Amanda's cause of death was a result of natural causes, and she sustained brain damage from brutal rapes and assaults while on the street.
The video has garnered more than 540,000 views as of May 16, 2021.
The IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury announced the first monthly payments of up to $300 will go out on July 15 to 88% of children in the U.S.
The expanded Child Tax Credit payments are part of the Biden administration's foray into Universal Basic Income, a poverty-fighting measure.
The payments will be made on the 15th of each month to families who qualify -- about 39% of the population.
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President Joe Biden's Treasury Department announced Monday it will start sending monthly child tax credits to 39 million families on July 15. Couples earning $150,000 or less qualify for the expanded benefits under the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which was signed by Biden in March.
They will receive a payment of up to $300 per month for each child under 6 and up to $250 per month for children between the ages of 6 and 17. Annual benefits for parents could reach upwards of $3,000 per kid depending on their age. Source
The payments will be made via checks and direct deposit every month, starting on July 15. The Biden administration hopes the benefits will lift 65 million American children out of poverty.
The Biden administration has asked Congress to increase the Child Tax Credit payments through 2025.
Correction: An earlier version of this post stated children would receive up to $3,600 in monthly stimulus payments. The actual amount is $300 in monthly payments.